Yesterday’s Morning Manna was about the fact that, for the Christian, the best is yet to come. Since there are many “good” people with bad problems, many suffering saints, this is a fact that we need to keep continually before us. Oh, I know there are those who say we have our head in the clouds, and that we are so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly good. But, the real problem is that we are often so earthly minded that we are of no heavenly good. It is of great importance that we reflect on what lies ahead for God’s people. One day our work will be done and our battles all over –there will no more anguish. All will be perfect peace. Horatius Bonar put it like this:
Our bodies shared the ruin into which sin brought our race. Mortality and corruption took possession of them. They became subject to pain, and weariness, and disease—in every organ and limb. The one drop of poison coming from Adam’s sin has spread itself out and pervaded every part of us. Our flesh, from the cradle to the tomb, is feeble, broken, ready to faint—the cause and the inlet of a thousand sorrows.
All this shall yet be reversed. Former things shall pass away. This head shall ache no more; these hands and feet shall be weary no more; this flesh shall throb with anguish no more. ‘God Himself shall wipe away all tears from these eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither, sorrow, nor crying, for the former things are passed away.’ ‘He will take these vile bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like His own!’
He who once hung upon the cross, but now sits upon the throne, says, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ ‘This corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal immortality, and death be swallowed in victory!